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BROKEN PROMISES
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BROKEN PROMISES

By Tetterington, Bill

Golden West Press. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. 0903965003 . Hardcover is clean and unmarked, light age tanning to endpages. Cover has some indents around edge and bumping to corners. Jacket has light soiling, scuffing and several small edge tears and chips. The author tells the story of his life-long quest for the real stories behind the cowboys, gunfighters and Indians of the American West. A fascinating collection of true stories. He calls his book Broken Promises because he feels every Agreement the white man made with the Indians was eventually broken. [600]; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 156 pages .

$17.50

STONES, BONES AND SKIN Ritual and Shamanic Art
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STONES, BONES AND SKIN Ritual and Shamanic Art

By Brodzky, Anne True Blood Et Al (editor)

Arts Canada. Good+. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. B001JB5GYE . Ex-library book but still in good condition. Heavy buckram library binding, no jacket as issued, usual ex-lib type markings. B/w, colour and fold-out illustrations. Pages are tight in binding with occasional light soiling, age tanning to page edges. Cover is very good with light wear/bumping at corners. Title page appears to have been removed. A survey of the significant cultural roots of shamanic art throughout the world and their connections with and meaning for modern artists. The book assists in re-establishing the value of a core of sacred symbols and objects which have great meaning for this time. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (*due to heavy weight, there will be extra shipping charges) [1015] .

$15.50

SHADOW CATCHER The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis
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SHADOW CATCHER The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis

By Lawlor, Laurie

Douglas & McIntyre. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1994. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1550542354 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Pages are clean and tight. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Moderate scuffing to laminate on jacket, light wear at corners and a little loosening to edges of laminate. B/w photos; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Lawlor (Addie Across the Prairie) engagingly chronicles the life and work of photographer-ethnologist Edward S. Curtis (1868- 1952) , perhaps best known for his 20-volume The North American Indian, a collection of photographs and written histories of the tribes he spent more than 30 years studying. According to Lawlor, Curtis sacrificed much for his determination to record a culture he believed to be on the brink of extinction. The lively text focuses on his struggles, from his beginnings as a studio photographer in 1890s Seattle to his neverending quest for financial support from the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and J. P. Morgan, to his patience in winning the trust of the people he sought to memorialize. Although openly admiring, Lawlor does not shy away from more problematic aspects of Curtis's career-she acknowledges that he staged events for the camera and posed his subjects, and that his obsession with his mission impoverished and eventually unraveled his family. The exquisitely designed book (printed in sepia on cream paper) contains scores of Curtis's haunting photographs, as well as portraits of Curtis and his family. [691] .

$11.95

BLOOD AND THUNDER  An Epic of the American West
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BLOOD AND THUNDER An Epic of the American West

By Sides, Hampton

Doubleday. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. 0385507771 . HC/DJ - near fine. Excellent condition. Book is clean and unmarked. Jacket has two tiny tears to spine top which also affect spine top of hardcover, otherwise only slight wear to corners, not price clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 480 pages; In the fall of 1846 the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people’s chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come to see if the rumors were true—if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies. As Narbona gazed down on the battlements and cannons of a mighty fort the invaders had built, he realized his foes had been vanquished—but what did the arrival of these “New Men” portend for the Navajo? Narbona could not have known that “The Army of the West, ” in the midst of the longest march in American military history, was merely the vanguard of an inexorable tide fueled by a self-righteous ideology now known as “Manifest Destiny. ” For twenty years the Navajo, elusive lords of a huge swath of mountainous desert and pasturelands, would ferociously resist the flood of soldiers and settlers who wished to change their ancient way of life or destroy them. [870] .

$12.95

HUNTERS OF THE WHALE An Adventure of Northwest Coast Archaeology
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HUNTERS OF THE WHALE An Adventure of Northwest Coast Archaeology

By Kirk, Ruth

Morrow. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. 0688201091 . Clean, tight condition. Ex-library book but still in great shape - usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean, brodart cover has some scuffing, a little edgewear. Narrates the story of the excavation of the one of the richest deposits of ancient Indian material from a Makah Indian village named Ozette on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. [484] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages .

$11.95

NORTHWEST COAST NATIVE AND NATIVE-STYLE ART A Guidebook for Western  Washington
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NORTHWEST COAST NATIVE AND NATIVE-STYLE ART A Guidebook for Western Washington

By Averill, Lloyd J. & Morris, Daphne K.

University of Washington Press. Good. 1995. First Edition. Softcover. 0295974680 . Tight, solid copy. Ex-library book with usual type markings. Inner pages are clean, however top edge of pages has light water damage causing wrinkling to top couple inches. Fairly minor & pages turn freely. Light edgewear to cover & moderate soiling outer edge of pages. "This intelligently crafted resource book by former University of Washington lecturer Averill and Native art educator/illustrator Morris combines effective approaches to touring, viewing, and learning about the Native arts of the Northwest Coast region. While the text is organized to function best as a guidebook for interested lay readers, there is also invaluable reference information as well. The first section, "Where To Find the Art, " focuses on specific geographical locations for hand-held touring purposes. The second section provides "Sources of the Art, " with terse artist biographies and descriptions of Northwest Coast tribes and their practices...." [498]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$8.95

THE PUEBLO STORYTELLER

By Babcock, Barbara A. ; Monthan, Guy and Doris

University of Arizona Press. Very Good+. 1997. Sixth Printing. Softcover. 0816511934 . Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and intact, light scuffing, slight edgewear to cover. B/w & colour illustrations. 201 pages. "From this insightful work, we learn to appreciate how the art of pottery making and the art of storytelling have been forever intertwined....A rich compendium that deals with oral traditions, cultural history, and the arts. The Pueblo storyteller is a treasure house for students of Pueblo culture and history. "--Journal of Arizona History. [649]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$11.95

FORBIDDEN VOICE Reflections of a Mohawk Indian
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FORBIDDEN VOICE Reflections of a Mohawk Indian

By Greene, Alma (Gah-Wonh-Nos-Doh)

London: Hamlyn Publishing. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0600348296 . Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has light edgewear, a little scuffing and old price sticker on rear. Forbidden Voice is descended from a long line of Mohawk Chieftains and daughter of a Clan Mother. These are the stories of her people, written down for the white man to understand. "We have our own magic and own mysteries. This book is about some of them. " [602] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$15.95

LOST AND FOUND TRADITIONS Native American Art 1965-1985
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LOST AND FOUND TRADITIONS Native American Art 1965-1985

By Coe, Ralph T.

Vancouver, B. C.: Douglas & Mcintyre. Very Good. 1988. First Edition. Softcover. 0888946252 . Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Page are clean and tight, profusely illustrated in b/w and colour. Light edgewear and some rough edges to laminate on covers, a little soiling to outer edge of pages. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 288 pages; From Publishers Weekly: Contemporary American Indian arts and crafts are sometimes dismissed as a pale reflection of a once-great art form. Coe, who spent eight years crisscrossing North America, meeting Indian artists and collecting their works, disproves this viewpoint. A rich legacy of tribal tradition lives on in modern textiles, masks, carvings, jewelry and sacred objects, as revealed in the 400 artworks reproduced in this catalogue of a touring exhibition. When a Makah Indian in Washington State carves a painted box in the shape of a wolf's head, he rediscovers an age-old form and, in so doing, experiences a sense of pride and shared values. Visiting scores of tribes, Coe discovered an art community, a loose network of weavers, craft classes, singers, carvers. Examples in this revelatory volume range from a Pueblo dance-skirt decorated with mystical life symbols to a Cheyenne bird-feather fan whose iridescent colors mirror the peyote ceremony.... (*Note: due to heavy weight, there will be an addt'l shipping charge to most locations) [1,280] .

$19.50

TALKING INDIAN Reflections on Survival and Writing
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TALKING INDIAN Reflections on Survival and Writing

By Walters, Anna Lee

NY: Firebrand Books. Very Good. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 1563410214 . Clean, tight copy. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Light wear to cover edges, a little scuffing, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior clean and intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages; "Walters, the daughter of Pawnee and Otoe Indians and a teacher and author ( The Spirit of Native America: Beauty and Mysticism in American Indian Art , Chronicle, 1989, and The Sun Is Not Merciful: Short Stories , Firebrand, 1985) , describes how she found her literary voice and what self-expression meant to her. On this journey, she met with alienation, moments of self-doubt, and, ultimately, a sense of joy and affirmation. Because Native American leaders, events, and rituals have long been distorted, the author devotes part of the book to correcting inaccuracies and plugging up holes. Even more moving are Walters's own experiences, told in simple, direct language. Into these experiences, she weaves vibrant stories based upon the lessons and legends passed down from her ancestors. " (300osl? ) .

$8.50

WAYS OF INDIAN MAGIC: STORIES RETOLD
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WAYS OF INDIAN MAGIC: STORIES RETOLD

By Teresa Vanetten

NM: Sunstone Press. Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. 0865340617 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Light edgewear to laminate, internal pages clean and tight. "These stories are based on Pueblo Indian legends collected by the author over a ten-year period. Most of the stories were told to her in Tewa, the Pueblo language she learned while working in her family-owned trading post, the San Juan Mercantile at the San Juan Pueblo. Being at the Pueblo gave her the opportunity to become familiar with Indian customs, rites and beliefs. " (150os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$5.95

BROKEN SPIRIT
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BROKEN SPIRIT

By Dick, Leonard G.

Cobalt, ON: Highway Book Shop. Very Good. 1978. Second Printing. Softcover. 0889541604 . 2,000 copies in print. Stapled softcover. Retired libary book with usual stamps & stickers, rear pocket. Light edgewear, a little tearing around staples, scuffing/light soiling to cover. Internal pages are clean other than library markings. Drawn from the author's personal experience, conflicts & confrontation with White & Indian societies. Chapter headings: Indian Connections; Unorganized Crime; The Buckskin Politician; There's Money in those Indians; Indians and Cowboys; Native Alcoholics; Bended Knees; The Legal Dilemma; But I'm an Indian; Indian Time; I Knew an Indian Once & What's After Tomorrow? . Young adult & up. (os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 67 pages .

$18.50

HOKAHEY! A GOOD DAY TO DIE!  The Indian Casualties of the Custer Fight
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HOKAHEY! A GOOD DAY TO DIE! The Indian Casualties of the Custer Fight

By Hardorff, Richard G.

University of Nebraska Press. Fine. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0803273223 . Excellent condition, clean, no markings, very light corner wear, one small crease front cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Traditionally historians of the Little Big Horn fight have focused on Custer and his troops—on what they were doing and where they died. But as one Miniconjou warrior told a gathering at a 1926 commemoration of the battle, the Lakotas and Cheyennes also lost brave men. These men had died defending their homes and families, and they too deserved recognition....Concise, well-written, and respectful of Cheyenne and Lakota cultural practices, this book is an essential contribution to our understanding of how the Cheyennes and Lakotas waged the Battle of the Little Big Horn. " (200os) .

$10.50

The Apaches & Pueblo Peoples of the Southwest

By Alys Swan-Jackson

Heinemann. Near Fine. 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. 0600584887 . Excellent condition, overall wear very light. Pages clean other than gift inscription across top edge of title pages. Wonderful colour illustrations and see-through scenes Of villages, houses and burial chambers. Discover the Indians of the American southwest. Incl. Cliff houses of the Anasazi, a Pueblo village, Navajo hogans, secret rituals, etc. (800) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$19.95

SPIRITUAL LEADERS American Indian Lives Series
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SPIRITUAL LEADERS American Indian Lives Series

By Walker, Paul Robert

Facts On File. Very Good. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. 0816028753 . No jacket as issued. Ex-library with usual stamps & stickers - very light wear to edges/corners, light soiling to cover and outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & unmarked. B/w photos. 144 pages. Young adult & older. Profiles 13 individuals whose stories weave a colorful outline of the American Indian religious experience from the first contact with Europeans to the present day. Includes: Passanconaway (Son of the Bear) ; Pope (Prophet of the Pueblo revolt) ; Neolin (the Delaware Prophet) ; Handsome Lake (prophet of the Good Word) ; Tenskwatawa (The Shawneee prophet) ; Kenekuk (the Kickapoo prophet) ; Smohalla (the Washani prophet) John Slocum (the Shaker prophet) Zotom (warrior, artist, missionary & seeker) Wovoka (the Ghost Dance prophet) ; Black Elk (Lakota holy man) ; Mountain Wolf Woman (Winnebago seeker and visionary) Ruby Modesto (desert Cahuilla medicine woman). (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) [osl-375]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$14.50

WITHOUT RESERVE Stories from Urban Natives
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WITHOUT RESERVE Stories from Urban Natives

By Shorten, Lynda

Edmonton, AB: Ne West Publishers. Very Good. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0920897010 . Signed by author on title page. Light edge wear to covers, a little moreso to corners, some corner curling, light creasing, light soiling outer edge of pages. Pages very good, all intact. 294 pages...; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; " A Collection of autobiographical profiles of Native people who live in a Western Canadian city. In a real and powerful way, their voices and words give a sense of the difficulty, diversity, joy and pride of being an urban Native. You will hear the voices of young and old, male and female, the voices of those who have found a spiritual centre in their Native roots, & those whose journey towards the centre has not yet begun...." [386-notosl] ; Signed by Author .

$11.95

FANTASIES OF THE MASTER RACE Literature, Cinema, and the Colonization of  American Indians
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FANTASIES OF THE MASTER RACE Literature, Cinema, and the Colonization of American Indians

By Churchill, Ward

San Francisco: City Lights Books. Good+. 1998. First Edition. Softcover. 0872863484 . Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings - light edge and corner wear, light soiling. Interior very good except for a few page near rear with light water damage causing some wrinkling, also a few small corner creases. 261 pages..; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Chosen an "Outstanding Book on the Subject of Human Rights in the United States" by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights. In this volume of incisive essays, Ward Churchill looks at representations of American Indians in literature and film, delineating a history of cultural propaganda that has served to support the continued colonization of Native America. During each phase of the genocide of American Indians, the media has played a critical role in creating easily digestible stereotypes of Indians for popular consumption. [375-osl] .

$4.95

WOMEN OF THE NATIVE STRUGGLE Portraits & Testimony of Native American Women
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WOMEN OF THE NATIVE STRUGGLE Portraits & Testimony of Native American Women

By Farley, Ronnie and...

Orion Books. Near Fine. 1993. Not First Edition. Softcover. 0517881136 . Excellent condition. Ex-library, with sturdy laminated cover and a few stamps & stickers - only light wear overall. Interior pages clean & unmarked other than a little light soiling inside back cover. 158 pages. Wonderful photos throughout. Evocotive portraits of Native American Women with their own reflections on womanhood and what it means to be a Native American. ; 8vo .

$13.75

THE WHITE MAN'S LAWS
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THE WHITE MAN'S LAWS

By Daniels, Christine & Christiansen, Ron

Edmonton, AB: Hurtig Publishers. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Softcover. 0888300867 . Softcover has light edgewear and some light creases, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight, light age tanning to page edges. Jacket has light edgewear & scuffing, fading to spine, taped tear near top of spine. Beautiful colour illustrations throughout. Non-paginated. Foreword by Stan Daniels. Throughout the tragic history of Canada's native peoples since the arrival of the white man there has been repeated conflict and confrontation associated with the laws of the white man. This book presents a rare interpretation of the white man's legal system and its application to the lives of Canada's Indian and Metis citizens....Offers a clear discussion of civil rights and legal procedure that makes it a book for all Canadians. (os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$19.50

CARRIERS OF THE DREAM WHEEL Contemporary Native American Poetry
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CARRIERS OF THE DREAM WHEEL Contemporary Native American Poetry

By Duane Niatum (editor)

Harper & Row. Very Good. 1974. First Edition. Softcover. 0064511529 . Ex-library book in very good condition - laminated cover & usual stamps & stickers. Light edgewear, light soiling. Interior pages clean & tight. Beautiful colour illustrations & b/w photos of the poets. Partial list of authors: Liz Sohappy Bahe; Jim Barnes; Joseph Bruchac, Gladys Cardiff, Lance Henson; Roberta Hill, N. Scott Momaday; Duane Niatum, Simon J. Ortiz, and others. 300 pages ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$12.50

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